Night Watch on a NATO ship

When the sun sets on the sea, so too does it set on a warship: the lights change from white to red and the officers of the watch – those entrusted to steer the ship through the night, sometimes through congested waterways – become extra vigilant.

Join UK Royal Navy Sub-lieutenant Nick Lockyer, a young officer aboard the survey ship HMS Enterprise, as he stands watch on a darkened bridge.

The Enterprise currently serves as the flagship of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2), which is tasked with deterring the threat of sea mines in the Alliance’s southern seas. The Enterprise and SNMCMG2 were in the Ionian Sea in March 2018 for Ariadne 18, a counter-mine exercise hosted by the Hellenic Navy.


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